McPherson High graduate Steve Henson will be Lon Kruger’s right-hand man on Friday when their Oklahoma Sooners open NCAA play at 3 p.m. against Cal-State Bakersfield.
The 1986 MHS graduate had a storied playing career, being named Kansas’ Mr. Basketball his senior year. He later went on to earn Big 8 first-team honors while at Kansas State and then played several years in the NBA and overseas.
The Henson-Kruger tandem has enjoyed tremendous success wherever they’ve been, including Illinois, UNLV and now Oklahoma. Henson also was an assistant one year at South Florida and was an NBA assistant for one year with the Atlanta Hawks.